Rotary Intl members talk peace

Members of 76 Rotary Clubs from Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand and Uttar Pradesh, are set to meet in a two day conference being organised by Rotary International District 3080, 'Conference of Peace', at Indradhanush Auditorium, Panchkula, on February 23rd and 24th, to be inaugurated by Union Minister Of Law, Dr Ashwani Kumar.

With an initiative of further enhancing community service in the districts, over 1000 club members from 76 clubs of the entire Rotary International District 3080, 50 members from USA, and 25 from Pakistan, are expected to meet for the two day conference.

During the conference, Editor-in-Chief of The Indian Express, Shekhar Gupta, former Chief Election Commissioner Dr S Y Qureshi, and Vice President of FICCI, Dr Jyotsna Suri, will be awarded with 'Rotary Shreyas Awards' by Justice J S Verma, former Chief Justice Of India. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be conferred upon centurion marathon runner Fauja Singh.

Renowned Punjabi poet Dr Sardar Anjum will also be present to share his experience. Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, Indian School Of Business, will talk about the role of management in family-run businesses. On the second day of the conference, Dr Anuradha Gupta, Additional Secretary, Department Of Health, will address the gathering on 'Polio Eradication- celebration or challenge'. Swami Chitanand Saraswati of Parmarth Aasharm, Rishikesh, will share his views on the aspect of peace within and around.

Talking about the various community service programmes being held, District Governor(DG), Rotary International District 3080, Manmohan Singh, said, "Rotary has been organising blood donation camps, health camps, safe drinking water projects, tree plantation projects and clothes distribution camps in the districts. This year, we are committed to collect over 25,000 units of blood from voluntary donation camps, and over 100 eye surgeries under 'Gift Of Sight', where regular eye-check ups of children from under-privileged sections are being conducted."

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